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Italy's justice minister has signed an agreement to have Moroccan convicts sent back home, in a move aimed at tackling chronic overcrowding in prisons.

Andrea Orlando signed the accord with his Moroccan counterpart, Mustafa Ramid, during a meeting in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

The agreement will affect Moroccans who have received a definitive conviction in Italy and have been sentenced to a year or more in prison, the Italian justice ministry said in a statement.


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